It can be challenging to determine what appliances and electronics are consuming the most electricity. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, especially troubling are those that consume power when in a standby mode, as they can add an extra ten percent to your monthly utility bill.
You can identify inefficient devices and behaviors by using residential energy monitoring and management systems. These systems are connected to your electrical panel and, to ensure optimal performance, are best installed by a certified electrician.
They can provide an accurate readout of hourly electricity use so that you can make the best use of your energy consumption habits. They can also help you recognize areas where energy-efficient improvements may be of benefit.
Household vs. Appliance Energy Monitors
There are two types of energy monitors: household and appliance. A certified electrician is needed to connect a home energy monitor to your breaker box. Hiring a professional ensures that the system is installed correctly and that it is optimally performing. It will provide you with useful data in real-time so that you can take steps to reduce your carbon footprint while saving money on your monthly utility bills.
The other type of energy monitor on the market today is called watt electricity usage monitors. These are incredibly portable and can be used for multiple devices. To use the monitor, plug it into an outlet, and then connect the appliance to the device’s outlet. They are useful for assessing major appliances’ efficiency, desktop and laptop computers, flat-screen televisions, and other popular electronics.
Contact a Certified Electrician Today
A&H Electric can expertly handle all your electrical projects, regardless of complexity. It is essential to have a licensed electrician complete all electrical work to ensure your system is up to code and operating both reliably and safely.
A&H Electric is a certified and licensed residential and commercial electrician specializing in installation, service, and repair. Our company is proud to help with your electrical system in Conroe, Texas, and neighboring communities.
Please schedule an appointment today at (936) 756-0442.